A Major Update To TallyPad Is About To Be Released

I am excited to announce that a major update to the TallyPad app for the iPhone and iPad has been submitted to Apple for approval and should be available for download within the next 10 days.

Every day, thousands of people in over 70 countries use TallyPad to count things. I receive many emails from users describing the creative ways they are using TallyPad in their jobs and daily routines. TallyPad is used by school teachers, scientists, bus drivers, engineers, governments, children, gamers, and many others. I also receive emails suggesting features that would make TallyPad even more useful to them. By far, the most requested feature is the addition of more tally areas.

Well, in response to popular demand, I have completely rewritten and redesigned TallyPad to include more tally areas: four more on the iPad, and one additional tally area on the iPhone 5. I have also redesigned the external screen scoreboard to accomodate the additional tally areas. This redesign also opened up opportunities to add many new features to the app, including leading score indicators, and team scoring on the iPad.

I hope my users enjoy the new features and please email me with you suggestions and comments. You can check out some screenshots below.



Apple's iPad vs. Microsoft's Surface: Screenshot Comparison Says It All

I just couldn’t resist…


Klein Friedlander LLP Open Its Doors

New Firm of Trial Lawyers To Focus on Business Disputes, Employment Defense, and Real Estate-related Litigation Matters

Westlake Village, CA
– Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - Klein Friedlander LLP today announced the opening of a new firm, located in Westlake Village, CA. Focusing primarily on representing clients in business, labor and employment, and real estate-related litigation matters, Klein Friedlander provides experienced, successful trial lawyers who efficiently and cost-effectively represent clients in their most complex matters. Founders Louis Klein and Dan Friedlander, formerly with Jackson DeMarco Tidus and Peckenpaugh P.C., have joined forces to create a distinctive law firm that combines all the advantages of smaller firms (lower rates, less overhead, agility) with those of larger firms (successful litigators with significant trial experience, deep industry and practice knowledge, familiarity with numerous courts, judges arbitrators and mediators).

“We’re excited about our new venture and our clients are as well,” said Louis Klein. “Between the two of us, we have many years of experience representing a broad range of public and private clients in complex litigation. Both Dan and I have ‘big law’ experience and we bring that to bear in representing our clients. We’ve also worked in mid-size and smaller firms and understand the need for efficient, cost-effective and adaptable legal services for regional and local companies. Given our experience and successes, we can handle litigation matters of almost any size in a way that brings greater value to our clients without sacrificing superior advocacy.”

Dan Friedlander added, “Our goal is to provide clients with focused, ‘top-of-the-line’ legal representation. Our clients can be assured that when they hire Klein Friedlander, they will get the full attention of a partner who will work with them until their matter is resolved. We also know that clients are under significant pressure to contain their outside legal costs, so we’re dedicated to coming up with fee structures and arrangements that work best for our clients. Our rates are reasonable and our business model allows us to be nimble and responsive.”

Louis C. Klein

Louis Klein has practiced business and employment law since 1997, successfully representing public entity and private clients in complex litigation encompassing contract disputes, unfair competition, misappropriation of trade secrets, copyright infringement, whistleblowing retaliation, sexual harassment and discrimination. He is experienced in all aspects of business and employment litigation, workplace investigation, case management, settlement and mediation practice, and trial practice. In addition, he is often asked to speak and write about employment topics for statewide publications, professional conferences and national magazines.

Louis received his B.A. from Norwich University and his J.D. from Whittier Law School. In addition to various bar memberships, Lou is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and the Association of Workplace Investigators (AWI).

Dan Friedlander

Dan Friedlander has substantial experience representing clients in complex litigation involving real estate transactions, property development, land use, and environmental matters. He has represented clients in litigation before both state and federal courts and in appeals before the California Court of Appeals. In addition, Dan represents commercial landlords and tenants in complex unlawful detainer litigation and lease disputes.

Dan received his B.S. in City and Regional Planning from California Polytechnic State University and his J.D. from Jefferson Thomas School of Law. He is also a certified member of the American Planning Association’s (APA) American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) where he currently serves as the Chairman of the APA’s Planning and Law Division. In addition, Dan is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of The Oracle Mutual Fund. He is also the owner and founder of, a technology company that develops legal software for mobile devices, such as the iPhone and iPad.

About Klein Friedlander LLP

Klein Friedlander LLP provides exceptional, focused legal representation to clients in business, employment and real estate-litigation matters. Founded by experienced and successful trial lawyers, our distinctive business model offers all the advantages of smaller firms (lower rates, less overhead, agility), as well as those found in larger firms (sophisticated practice; deep industry and practice knowledge; familiarity with numerous courts, judges, arbitrators and mediators).


Do Date: New iPhone date calculator app uses the lock screen and notification center for daily reminders.

Do Date is a general date calculator and and daily reminder app that uses the iPhone notification center and lock screen to provide daily notifications of important upcoming events.


Once you enter events and dates in the app, you will receive reminders every day in your lock screen telling you the event name and how many days are left before the date arrives. For example, your daily reminder may say “Jack’s 5th birthday is 8 days away.”


Do Date is available on the App Store for $0.99.




TallyPad has been updated for iOS 5: Now a Universal App that supports AirPlay Mirroring to AppleTV in full HD.

Now a Universal App for the iPad and iPhone!

TallyPad is a feature-rich fully-customizable tally counter for the iPad and iPhone. Just tap or swipe your finger in one of the four designated boxes to add or subtract from the corresponding tally count. describes TallyPad as the “essential [counting app] for those dealing with multiple tallies and have power user needs.”

TallyPad is great for just about any counting project:

  • Scorekeeping (especially board games like Scrabble)
  • Surveys
  • Tracking calories or diet points
  • Counting money and loose change
  • School projects
  • Household Projects
  • Voting and Informal elections

New in version 3.1 (with iOS 5), AirPlay Mirroring on the iPad with AppleTV and AV Out to an externmal monitor. You can now view your tallies on a TV or external monitor in full HD.

Many people use TallyPad to keep score while playing board games, like Scrabble.  Because most board games have four players, version 2.0 now has a fourth counting area.  Also new in version 2.0, you can now assign a multiplier to each counting area. The multipliers are applied to each counting area independent of the values assigned to finger gestures. This is especially great for counting coins. For example, you can assign a value to each counting area (.01, .05, .10, and .25) representing pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters.  You can then assign independent values to the tapping and swiping gestures. TallyPad counts all your change and gives you a grand total at the bottom.


 What makes TallyPad different from all other counting applications is that you can assign customizable values to four different finger gestures. For example, you can set TallyPad to add 1 to the tally count for a single finger tap, 2 for a two finger tap, 5 for a vertical swipe and 10 for a horizontal swipe. You get to chose the values. Also, you are not limited to whole numbers: Just switch TallyPad to decimal or money mode to add decimal values.


Because TallyPad saves all your custom-named tallies, you can keep track of a virtually unlimited number of tallies and come back to them later. You can also assign names to the three tally categories in each tally project. Also, the TallyPad user interface was designed to allow you to add tallies by tapping and swiping without having to look down at the iPad. This way you can keep your eyes on what you are counting—not on the iPad.

TallyPad is now available on the App Store.